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Law Students Develop Leadership Skills While Giving Back to Community

Posted by Paula Franzese on 11/9/17 8:09 AM


Photo: Leadership Fellows Max Mescall, Mary Bessemer, Joanita Gakami, Nick Carlson and Cornelia Szymanski

The Leadership Fellows Program at Seton Hall Law provides a unique opportunity for law students to cultivate essential leadership skills through a series of interactive activities, reflections, and ultimately, through the planning and execution of a leadership project. Here is how Leadership Fellows Mary Bessemer ('18) and Cornelia Szymanski ('18) described their experiences in the program: 

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Topics: Classes and Courses, Experiential Learning, Student Life

Highlighting Professional Experience on Your Law School Application

Posted by Peter Eraca on 10/26/17 8:01 AM



Students of all ages and experience levels often wonder how to appropriately express their professional credentials on their law school application. Whether you have college jobs, an internship, or twenty years of professional experience under your belt, there are a few overall guidelines you can follow to get the biggest application bang from your experience buck.

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Topics: Admissions, Advice and Tips, Graduate Programs, Writing

Understanding Law School Admissions Deadlines

Posted by Gisele Joachim on 10/12/17 8:29 AM

Admissions Counselors are often asked if there is an optimal time to submit your law school application. The answer to that question depends upon the law school admissions deadlines of the school(s) for which you plan to apply.

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Topics: Admissions, Advice and Tips

Professor Review: A Short & Happy Guide to Being a Law Student

Posted by Amy Newcombe on 10/3/17 11:15 AM

When I started law school, I loved it. But I also worried that law school would be too hard. I worried that I would not be smart enough, that I would not be up to the challenge, and that I didn’t belong. I read my assignments too late into the evening and then had trouble falling asleep. What I needed was a little wisdom, some reassurance, and encouragement from someone wise—I needed a book that had not been written yet: A Short & Happy Guide to Being a Law Student by Paula Franzese.

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Topics: Student Life, Advice and Tips

Who Ya Gonna Call?! (Hint: It's not the Ghostbusters)

Posted by Andrea Cascarano on 9/27/17 2:05 PM

Ok, ok, I know the title’s a bit dated. Fortunately, every movie in the theaters these days is a remake, so you all get the reference.

Anyway, when Vigo the Carpathian comes to spoil the party you need Egon and his Proton Pack, but when the scary stuff is real, and it’s threatening to spoil way more than just a law school party, do you know who to call? Actually, do you even know that you should call?

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Topics: Advice and Tips, Student Life

Maximize Your Success on the Uniform Bar Exam with Careful Course Selection

Posted by John Kip Cornwell on 9/25/17 10:25 AM

Bar passage is the gateway to practicing law; indeed, outside of Wisconsin, you cannot practice in the United States without it.  But the bar exam is being transformed, and prospective students should understand these changes and their implications.

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Topics: Advice and Tips, Classes and Courses

Why Tech Must Understand Privacy Law Fundamentals

Posted by Najarian Peters on 9/15/17 7:30 AM

BEYOND THE LOOKING GLASS, FROM WATERFALL TO AGILE:

“What, am I looking at?” That’s what I said to myself.  Then I thought, “Sanjay must have sent me the wrong file.”  Turns out, nope.  I had asked him for an audit log report.  My request was neither unusual nor surprising. I was, after all, the new privacy officer for Sanjay’s business unit.  I received an email from him sans subject line with one large excel file attached; also not surprising, he was the lead software developer.  I opened the file and began to scroll.  Scroll as I might, I had not found the end of the document after 90 seconds. I tried scrolling both horizontally and vertically, as if doing so would help me make sense of the multitude of alpha numeric columns and rows that created a data maze on my computer screen.  The scrolling did not help.

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Topics: Compliance, Graduate Programs

Changes are Coming to an LSAT Near You

Posted by Katya Valasek on 8/31/17 7:15 AM

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is making changes over the next 2 years that will give prospective law students more options when preparing for and taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).  We know the law school application process is complicated, so here is a breakdown of these LSAT changes to keep in mind as you begin the application process:

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Topics: Admissions, Advice and Tips

Online Masters Degree Trains Professionals in Privacy Law & Cyber Security

Posted by Gaia Bernstein on 7/21/17 7:45 AM

Huge data breaches exposing the personal information of enormous numbers of people have become a regular occurrence, manifested recently by hackers’ theft of the data of 500 million Yahoo users.  The risks of data breaches can lead to identity theft and can be magnified as businesses use Big Data tools analyze masses of information to attempt to predict our behavior.

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Topics: Compliance, Graduate Programs, Internships/Jobs

Understanding Your Financial Aid Award Letter

Posted by Karen Sokol on 5/23/17 1:13 PM



Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to law school. You’ve received your acceptance from the Admissions Office and your Financial Aid Award letter. Now what? What steps do you need to take to receive your financial aid awards?

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Topics: Advice and Tips, Financial Aid

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